New Kensington flea market to benefit THON

October 17, 2012

Laying the groundwork for THON 2013, Penn State New Kensington is holding its first Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6, in the campus Conference Center.

In order to provide variety, the campus THON committee is accepting items for the sale from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Alumni and friends in the community are encouraged to clean out their closets and bring their “treasures” to the Conference Center that week. They are invited back the following week to shop. The public is invited to donate and buy items. Articles not sold on Nov. 6 will be tagged at half-price and sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. All proceeds benefit THON.

The Penn State Interfraternity Council/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon, aka THON, is a University-wide event. Monies raised through the dance marathon directly benefit the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Sophomore Kelsie Nury, a dancer at last year’s event, is THON chairwoman for the New Kensington campus.

Over the next four months, campus students will be hosting various events and canning outside businesses in the region to raise money for what is believed to be the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. For more about the flea market, contact the Continuing Education office at 724-334-6010.


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Last Updated October 18, 2012